Recently, we asked our students and alumni what the number one writing skill they learnt during their time on our art writing course.

Our students, past and present, told us that they can plan their writing more effectively and write in different styles, and that they’re applying these new skills in their working lives. Read on for the full story told in their own words.

Kate and M Gonzalez

We asked…

Please tell us the number one new skill that you took away with you from the course.

“Editing an article.”

“Visiting a larger variety of art-related websites.”

“Writing interestingly.”

“Telling effective stories.”

“Developing a specific writing style appropriate for the site/platform.”

“Writing from an objective view point.”

“Skills of online writing.”

“Writing, particularly attracting readers’ attention with key words.”

“How to write in a journalistic manner, succint style.”


We asked… 

Please tell us what skills you learnt during the course that you use in your work or study today.

“Writing and editing an article.”

“Social media competence.”

“Using story telling devices in my writing.”

“Experimenting with different writing structures.”

“Writing articles for catalogues.”

“Basic html and adherence to style guide.”

“How to write in my own words.”


“Make a good writing plan and keep modifying the writing again and again.”

“Organised thought/writing process, whereas before I was all over the place and wasn’t coherent enough.”

Just some of books collected by the Art Radar team on their travels through the contemporary art world. Image by Art Radar.

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– the Art Radar Institute team


By Brittney

Brittney is a writer, curator and contemporary art gallerist. Born in Singapore and based in New York City, Brittney maintains a deep interest in the contemporary art landscape of Southeast Asia. This is combined with an equally strong interest in contemporary art from the Asian diasporas, alongside the issues of identity, transmigration and global relations.

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